In extremely rough weather conditions, huge waves crash against the Borgholm Dolphin installation in the North Sea, making it look very fragile.
Filmed by James Eaton, an offshore worker on the nearby Lomond Platform, the storm began on January 10 but had been known about for some time. Offshore worker James Eaton captured a footage of the severe storm that swept across parts of Scotland. When a gale blew through the North Sea recently kicking up a huge sea state, the Aker H3-design accommodation platform Borgholm Dolphin was caught right in the middle of it. The rig is located adjacent to BG Group’s Lomond platform in the central North Sea.
Watch this terrifying footage as giant waves crash into a swaying oil rig. The petrifying footage shows North Sea oil rig battered by waves when a massive storm swells off the coast of Scotland. This footage alone is enough to make you seasick. Luckily, this nearby worker managed to catch the phenomenon on camera. The Borgholm Dolphin is currently on contract to BG Group according to Dolphin Drilling’s most recent fleet contract status.
The oil rig is stationed in the North Sea, about 145 miles east of Aberdeen. The weather system was so strong that power was cut to approximately 140,000 properties in Northern Scotland at its worst. The storm lasted about two days with big seas. There are a lot of storms in this part of Scotland, but there is usually no one to witness and capture it, so this is an unusual footage.
Built in 1975, the Borgholm Dolphin is a platform that measures 108m × 61m. A massive structure weighing almost 15,000 gross tonnes and is part of the larger Dolphin Drilling fleet, which also includes rigs off the coast of Norway.
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